Bridge Named President And CEO For Volvo Penta Of America

Bjorn Ahlstrom, president and chief executive officer of Volvo North American Corporation, has announced the appointment of Robert Bridge as president and chief executive officer of Volvo Penta of America. Headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., VPA will direct all of Volvo's marine activities in the U.S.

"The significant expansion of Volvo's business in North America during the past several years has necessitated a restructuring of our organization to keep pace with our rapid growth," explained Mr. Ahlstrom.

Volvo's sales in North America have grown from $175 million in 1970 to an anticipated volume of close to $3 billion in 1985.

During his 20 years with Volvo, Mr. Bridge has been responsible for various activities within the accounting and financial areas at the corporate level, and with the Volvo Penta organization. He has been in charge of Volvo's marine operations in the U.S. since 1981.

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